Following the path blazed by the Daily Journal here, the Daily Post has endorsed Michael Brownrigg, Ann Keighran and Russ Cohen for B'game City Council. The incumbents are both endorsed by Labor which always worries the Post, but it is convinced both have "demonstrated independence". Necessity being the mother of independence in this case. For the challenger pick of Russ Cohen, the Post notes
On Council (from 2005 to 2007) he opposed the Peninsula Avenue overpass project that would have resulted in the seizure of dozens of homes and businesses through eminent domain. ...we think Cohen will provide a balanced view between the push for high-density housing and the need to protect Burlingame's charm and livability.
It's not clear the San Jose Mercury Times will even do an endorsement this far north, so that may be the end of the endorsement story--a consensus among the two local editors. I cannot say for sure it's the first time, but I also cannot recall it happening. With absentee ballots about to arrive, many voters have what they need.